Many Americans Ignored Thanksgiving Travel Warnings From CDC, Data Show : Coronavirus Updates : NPR

More Americans stayed home for Thanksgiving this year compared with last year — but by relatively small margins.

An NPR analysis of mobile phone location data showed that 42% of Americans with smartphones remained home, up from 36% last year.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention repeatedly urged people to avoid holiday travel because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the warnings, 13% of Americans still traveled a significant distance, the data showed, although that number was down from 17% last year.

Ali Mokdad, from the University of Washington, said that ideally, more people would have stayed home given the high case rates. “This level of travel will unfortunately lead to a rise in cases,” said Mokdad, who is the chief strategy officer for Population Health.

Data, provided to NPR by SafeGraph, are based on tracking the locations of about 18 million mobile phones across the United States. NPR analyzed

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Count Your Business Blessings, There’s Actually A Lot To Be Grateful For This Thanksgiving

CEO and founder of Grokker, the on-demand well-being engagement solution, personalized to match employees’ needs and abilities.

2020 has been one of the most stressful years in modern history, but instead of cataloging its challenges — and there have been many — let’s take a few moments to bask in the silver lining and the albeit mixed blessings the year has produced, specifically for employees and their employers.

This Too Shall Pass — And Strengthen Us.

Everything we’ve experienced this past year has given us the gift of resilience, a gift that’s as valuable to a business as it is to its employees. Research examined by Harvard Business Review shows that those who are the most intimately exposed to suffering benefit from higher resilience levels, and — specifically for the workforce — the more changes one absorbs, such as layoffs or furloughs, sheltering in place and change in

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Bay Area families furious as Good Eggs fails to deliver Thanksgiving meals

A system failure left some Bay Area customers of the San Francisco grocery delivery startup Good Eggs incensed that no one told them their Thanksgiving deliveries weren’t coming.

In a long Twitter thread, Good Eggs CEO Bentley Hall explained that early Wednesday morning, the company “experienced a multi-hour warehouse system outage.”

“On Tuesday, we fell behind on picking orders. This resulted in delivery delays early in the day, and a driver shortage later. To address this, we pushed some deliveries to early Wednesday morning,” Hall explained in a statement. “Early Wednesday morning, on our biggest batch of the year, we experienced a warehouse system outage for several hours. This created a cascading set of more material challenges during the day. We were unable to recover fully from them.

“I made some poor decisions earlier in the day that led to a lack of timely, clear communication. We left many

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The Latest: Biden Urges Americans to Forgo Big Thanksgiving | Political News

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Joe Biden (all times local):

A big Biden family Thanksgiving is off the table for President-elect Joe Biden because of the pandemic.

In remarks billed as a Thanksgiving address to the nation, the Democrat urged Americans to “hang on” and not “surrender to the fatigue” after months of coping with the virus.

He noted that public health officials have asked Americans to give up many of the traditions that make Thanksgiving special, like big indoor family get-togethers.

Biden said he knows how hard it is to give up family traditions but that it’s very important this year given the spike in virus cases, averaging about 160,000 a day.

He urged everyone to wear masks, practice social distancing and limit the size of groups, calling it a “patriotic duty” until a vaccine is approved.

President Donald Trump uttered one falsehood after another as he

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‘Saved By The Bell’ And ‘The Flight Attendant’ Compete For Thanksgiving Streams

One is a revival of a classic 1990s sitcom. And the other stars one of the leading actors from the biggest sitcom in recent history. Saved by the Bell (Peacock) and The Flight Attendant (HBO Max) have both landed on streaming in time for Thanksgiving, but which one is America watching?

The long-awaited reboot of Saved by the Bell is one of the calling cards of NBC Universal’s
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new Peacock streaming service and premiered its entire first season on Wednesday. WarnerMedia’s HBO Max launched the first three episodes of Flight Attendant Thursday after a weeklong preview window of the first episode for non-subscribers.

Both Peacock and Max are betting big on these buzzy new shows helping the fledgling streamers break big in Year 1, relying on familiar intellectual property and familiar names to draw in subscribers to compete with Disney+ and Netflix

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Amazon Black Friday 2020 tech deals and discounts live on Thanksgiving

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  • Amazon’s Black Friday deals are available through November 27.
  • Some standout tech deals include discounts on Amazon’s new Echo lineup, Bose noise-cancelling headphones, Apple’s MacBook Pro, and a 4K TV from Sony among many others.
  • Read Insider Reviews’ Black Friday 2020 deals and Cyber Monday 2020 deals coverage for more savings.
  • You can also check out more of the best Amazon Black Friday deals here as discounts go live.

Black Friday isn’t here just yet but Amazon already has plenty of tech deals to choose from. The online retailer began its Black Friday sales on November 20 and plans to run them through November 27, offering a variety of discounts whether you’re looking for a new smart speaker, video doorbell, laptop, or TV.

Amazon seems particularly focused on home entertainment deals this year, as

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The Latest: Biden urges Americans to forgo big Thanksgiving

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President-elect Joe Biden speaks as he introduces nominees and appointees to key national security and foreign policy posts at The Queen theater, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, in Wilmington, Del.

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The Latest on President-elect Joe Biden (all times local):

3:30 p.m.

A big Biden family Thanksgiving is off the table for President-elect Joe Biden because of the pandemic.

In remarks billed as a Thanksgiving address to the nation, the Democrat urged Americans to “hang on” and not “surrender to the fatigue” after months of coping with the virus.

He noted that public health officials have asked Americans to give up many of the traditions that make Thanksgiving special, like big indoor family get-togethers.

Biden said he knows how hard it is to give up family traditions but that it’s very important this year given the spike in virus cases, averaging about 160,000 a day.

He urged everyone

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Biden urges Americans to forgo big Thanksgiving

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Joe Biden (all times local):



President-elect Joe Biden speaks Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)


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President-elect Joe Biden speaks Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

3:30 p.m.

A big Biden family Thanksgiving is off the table for President-elect Joe Biden because of the pandemic.

In remarks billed as a Thanksgiving address to the nation, the Democrat urged Americans to “hang on” and not “surrender to the fatigue” after months of coping with the virus.

He noted that public health officials have asked Americans to give up many of the traditions that make Thanksgiving special, like big indoor family get-togethers.



President-elect Joe Biden speaks Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)


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President-elect Joe Biden speaks Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Biden said he knows how hard it is to give up family traditions but that it’s very important this year given the spike in virus cases,

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2,690-Foot Asteroid Makes Close Approach To Earth On Thanksgiving Weekend

KEY POINTS

  • A massive asteroid will pass by Earth Sunday at 1:08 a.m. EST, according to NASA’s CNEOS
  • The space rock is estimated to be as massive as the Burj Khalifa in Dubai at 2,690 feet
  • The giant asteroid will zip past Earth harmlessly and is not included in the ESA’s Risk List

Passing by this Thanksgiving weekend is a rare 2,690-foot asteroid — a memorable way to mark this year’s holiday amid the pandemic.

Data gathered by NASA’s Center for Near-Earth Object Studies showed that an asteroid nearly as massive as the Burj Khalifa is expected to zip past Earth Sunday at 1:08 a.m. EST.

The giant asteroid, identified as 153201 (2000 WO107), is the biggest among the several near-Earth asteroids (NEA) that will make close approaches to Earth this week. If the visual of the Burj Khalifa (2,720 feet) in Dubai is not enough to give an idea

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8 things in tech I’m grateful for this Thanksgiving

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The epitome of Thanksgiving spirit.

Being grateful doesn’t always come naturally to the acquisitive, the consumptive, and the desperately self-actualizing.

Yet here are members of the tech industry about to sit around their Thanksgiving feasts, in a yurt far removed, to contemplate their own self-worth.

Perhaps they’ll find the time, though, to consider some things for which they should be grateful. Here is my delicate contribution. 

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I’m grateful that Apple has discovered the spirit of giving. No, not just giving people smaller, cheaper phones and revolutionary new laptops that look exactly like the old laptops. It’s giving many developers a (better) chance to make a (better) living. It’s giving its lawyers permission to make settlements. And surely none of this has anything to do with antitrust moves against it.

I’m grateful that Twitter has put little notes of concern on tweets that may not be telling the

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